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Senior Project Manager- Engineering

Overview
Company Overview:
For nearly half a century, Gerber Technology has been helping companies around the world develop, manufacture and take their products to market smarter, faster and more efficiently. Drawing on a rich history of innovation, Gerber Technology's leading-edge systems help customers reach their optimum by maximizing productivity and minimizing errors and waste. Today, the company provides integrated software and hardware solutions to more than 78,000 customers in the aerospace, construction, furniture, fashion & apparel, transportation, technical textiles, packaging, wind energy and sign & graphics industries, including over 100 Fortune 500 companies in 130 countries.
Position Overview:
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager,who will play a vital role in the centralized PMO which leads and drives cross-functional systems development teams using technical, organizational, planning and motivational skills. This is a highly visible position with responsibility for managing and supporting enterprise-wide projects and key projects at the business unit / organizational level for Gerber on a global basis. The Sr. Project Manager plans, directs, and coordinates activities of technology projects to ensure that project goals are accomplished on target by performing the following duties personally or through collaboration across the business. The position is based in our Tolland CT headquarters.
Responsibilities
Project Scope and Leadership:
Drives the situation analysis / preliminary assessment for new projects (or for projects where team becomes involved mid-stream) to help create strategy, plans and project budget
Uses Gerber's Product Development (NPD) Process as a roadmap to direct a cross-functional team that uses a concurrent development philosophy and gate review process to accelerate time-to-market of new products, or alternatively uses other established new product development approaches, such as the Lean Startup Methodology, where appropriate
Develops key action plans and detailed project plans
Creates project schedule and estimates resources for each project
Establishes funding requirements, procedures for completing project on schedule and within budget, allotment of equipment and human resources
Develops and maintains technical and project documentation
Leads and coordinates gate review meetings. Coordinates completion of and distribution of phase deliverable packages
Prepares regular periodic project status reports and keeps senior management and team informed of project status and related issues
Raises key issues and risks, and calls meetings to address out-of-bounds issues
Monitors project results against technical and marketing specifications
Monitors to ensure initial project scope is not compromised ? highlight changes in scope to Executive Sponsors
Team Management:
Forms cross-functional project teams; assigns duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority to project personnel
Effectively leads and runs project meetings
Works with the team to identify and help remove barriers
Drives ownership of all deliverables to appropriate team members
Confers with project personnel to provide technical advice and resolve problems
Conducts necessary training within the team to produce effective teamwork and timely results
Reviews individual and team performance and inspires enthusiasm among team members
Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure that project progresses on schedule and within budget, that cost targets are met, and that all deliverables are completed
Ensures the team is appropriately resourced with the RIGHT resources
Drives the implementation of the project in partnership with the project team
Enables the team and drives them to make timely and well-informed decisions required for success
Qualifications
Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related discipline
MBA is a plus
PMP certification strongly preferred
At least 5 years progressive leadership experience in program management functions
Extensive program management experience leading highly technical global projects for new product development, driving results, and gaining trust of management and team members
Experience supervising employees within a matrix-based environment across multiple disciplines
Ability to effectively present technical information verbally and through written reports to groups at all levels within the organization
Ability to travel 10% (domestic and international)
Local candidates only; no relocation provided
Leadership Competencies:
Superb leadership, communication, interpersonal skills, and global awareness
The ability to create an atmosphere blending drive, energy, creativity, pragmatism, results orientation, teamwork and fun; focused on the company's success first and foremost
Strong interpersonal communication skills, ability to influence, persuade, motivate, inspire and negotiate to achieve results
Strong change management skills; ability to operate successfully in a rapidly changing environment; drive process change
Excellent conflict management skills, with ability to navigate and manage multiple conflicting priorities, perspectives, and objectives to achieve collaboration and win-win solutions
Demonstrates managerial courage, making timely and good quality decisions
Strong focus on driving performance and accountability
Highly credible with ability to engage others in both strategic and technical matters
Ability to successfully navigate a matrix management environment
Applies strong ethics and values in everyday business decisions
Ability to work effectively globally and across cultures
Flexible and able to interact effectively with employees at all levels



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